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Tawny Cottage - Swanage

Worth Matravers, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Extensive garden decking allows you to enjoy the outdoors in peace
  • Sleeps 4+1
  • Log burner for cosy nights in, escaping the English winter weather
  • Your own path to the coast, which is just 1/4 mile from the cottage
  • Nearby Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve perfect for a day out
  • Property has a nesting owl box, ideal for nature lovers to bird watch
Property code: DC163

Absolutely stunning detached Dorset holiday home, situated within the private grounds. Close to the coast, you can sit back, enjoy the views and recharge your batteries.

If you’re feeling tired and run-down from the stresses of your day-to-day life, then look no further than this beautiful cottage for your escape. Looking like it’s stepped out of the pages of a magazine; this stunning property is just 1/4 mile from the coast and 4 miles from the coastal town of Swanage.

Entering the property through the stable door, you will be wowed by the beautiful open-plan living of the lower floor. With reclaimed French oak floorboards throughout, the sitting area has a comfortable sofa in front of a TV and wood burner, which can be lit on chilly, winter nights to transform the property into a cosy haven. Walking through the room, you will come to the dining area and kitchen, perfect for those important family meals together. The kitchen is finished with gorgeous granite worktops and is equipped with an oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, butler sink and dishwasher. There is a separate laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Heading upstairs, you will find two bedrooms. The first, a 5ft double, which has an en-suite shower room. The second bedroom has a double bed and a single bed, and also benefits from an en-suite WC with a bath and overhead shower.

Through the French doors, you will find the rear deck which is split by six steps into two levels. From the top level, you can glimpse down to the sea, soaking up the incredible views. Lie back on the provided sun loungers, surrounded by potted olive trees and enjoy a relaxing book on your holiday. The bottom deck has plenty of shade for when the sun gets too much, with a large lime tree. You might even spot an owl at night using the nesting box. The bottom deck has gate access onto a footpath that leads down the valley towards the sea.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 double with additional single bed
  • 1 shower over the bath with WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Open-plan living space downstairs with one large room compromising of sitting area with TV, dining area and kitchen
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Woodburner - logs included October - end of April
  • French doors with shutters open onto decking area
  • Outdoor decking split into two levels by six steps. The top deck has sun loungers
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Village centre 55 yards away, tearoom/local shop 100 yards away, pub 200 yards.
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating included
  • Regret no children

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs E Harrex 7th November 2018

Cottage very comfortable and clean with everything we needed for our stay. Tastefully decorated and furnished and a pleasure to return to after a day out in the beautiful Autumnal Dorset countryside.

Reviewed by Ms C Douglass 12th September 2018

Lovely cottage, well set up, clean, tidy and comfortable. Very quiet location. Perfect for a relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Mrs K Gore 31st August 2018

A beautifully furnished cottage set in a stunning part of Dorset.

Reviewed by Ms A Gregory 31st August 2018

Tawny Cottage is spacious and beautifully appointed. The resident owl made our holiday.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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